6 credit tips for getting a cellphone

Joining a cellphone plan with a major provider often requires a credit check. What do you do if yours isn’t in the best shape? …

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Avoid these 7 summer credit mistakes

Vacation is a time to relax, but not when it comes to managing your credit cards. Try not to make these seven credit mistakes…

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7 traits smart borrowers possess

Smart borrowers turn their borrowing to their advantage, landing great credit deals along the way. Here are their seven traits …

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How to Check Someone Else’s Credit Report

Helping an aging parent? Renting a room out to a tenant? Curious about your spouse? Here are some times when you can (and can't) check someone's credit report

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5 Fixes for High Credit Card Balances

Millions turned to credit to make the season bright, driving Americans' credit card balances up more than $8 billion the last two months of 2011. If your own debt inched upward, try these five debt-fighting tips

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